Sanchi is a small village in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, it is located 46 km north east of Bhopal City. It is the location of several Buddhist monuments dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 12th century AD and is one of the important places of Buddhist pilgrimage. The ‘Great Stupa’ at Sanchi was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. It was crowned by the chatra, a parasol-like structure symbolizing high rank, which was intended to honour and shelter the relics. Toranas or Gateways surround the Stupa, represent love, peace, trust, and courage. Also in the vicinity of the Stupa as the delightful attractions of – The Four Gateways: Constructed in 35 BC, they are considered as the best Buddhist expression in the world. These gateways are covered with wonderful architectural carvings and depicts the stories related to the Buddha’s life. The Ashoka Pillar: The Ashoka pillar, which contains four lions like that of Sarnath is found in Sanchi as well. An excellent example of the Greco-Buddhist style, the pillar is also known for its exquisite construction and perfect structural balance. Museum: The Sanchi museum, which is run under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India, houses the Ashoka Pillar along with other items found from areas of Sanchi such as utensils and other items used by the monks at Sanchi.